Handbook of Research on Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology

Handbook of Research on Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology

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Release Date: February, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 480
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5162-3
ISBN13: 9781466651623|ISBN10: 1466651628|EISBN13: 9781466651630
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Description:

With the rise of distance education in the post-modern world, progressive research on the best methods, tools, and technologies in the field is necessary to continue to take advantage of the pedagogical opportunities and improvements offered through remote learning platforms.

The Handbook of Research on Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology focuses on the latest innovations and technological developments surrounding distance learning, instructional design, and computer-mediated communication in educational settings. This comprehensive research work will be of use to teachers, academicians, IT developers, upper-level students, and school administrators interested in the latest trends in online learning.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication-Based Research Priorities and Needs
  • New Communication Trends in Distance Education
  • New Pedogagy Trends in Distance Education
  • New Technology Trends in Distance Education
  • Pedagogy-Based Research Priorities and Needs
  • Technology-Based Research Priorities and Needs
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Scholars- mostly of education, but also other disciplines- look at needs and developments in the three dimensions of distance education. Their topics include the impact of tutor behavior on the student experience of online distance-based learning, exploring massively multi-player online gaming as an emerging trend in distance education, exploring future seamless learning research strands for massive open online courses, development trends in the economics of distance education from the perspective of new technologies, the role of implicit and explicit feedback in learning and the implications for distance education techniques, and issues and future research directions in K-12 online education.

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T. Volkan Yuzer is an Associate Professor in Applied Communication at the College of Open Education, Anadolu University, Turkey. His research interests are new communication technologies, synchronous, asynchronous, and interactive communications, and transformative learning milieus in distance and online education. He has over fifteen years experience in exploring additional distance learning media and providing communication and technological support for distance learning programs as well as developing online learning courses. He has participated in projects related to distance learning, online synchronous learning, and the virtual classroom.
Gulsun Kurubacak is an Associate Professor in Applied Communication at the College of Open Education of Anadolu University. She undertook graduate studies at Anadolu University, Turkey (MA. Educational Technology) and at the University of Cincinnati, USA (Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction). Dr. Eby has over twenty-five years experience in focusing on the democratic and multicultural aspects of distance education. Her research includes finding new answers, viewpoints, and explanations to online communication problems through critical pedagogy, and improving learner critical thinking skills through project-based online learning. She continues to manage and provide pedagogical support for distance learning programs.
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